We at Basketball Elite focus primarily on HS basketball, but we also scout college and professional basketball as well. We have scouted Winston-Salem State (NCAA DII) basketball in the past. Torez Young is a hometown kid that finished his HS career at Calvary Baptist in Winston-Salem. He finished 2nd in school history in points and 1st in assist and steals. These numbers were good enough for him to be a McDonald’s All-American nominee. Torez chose to attend Grambling State over offers from High Point and Wright State amongst others. After sitting out his first year at Grambling, he started 21 games the following year and was voted onto the 1st Team All-Freshman in the SWAC conference. Young transferred to Junior College- Florida State College the following year and led the entire state of Florida in assist. Halfway through the season Young signed with WSSU to be closer to home. After a disappointing year because of a torn ACL, Young will be counted on heavily this coming season for a talented WSSU squad.
James Blackburn has scouted and watched Torez’s game develop since his freshman year of college. He is a prolific scorer who can shoot the ball from the perimeter as well as beat you off the dribble. He is athletic and possesses decent size and length for the PG position. He is at his best in transition and he is an excellent passer.
Basketball Elite caught up with Winston-Salem State junior guard to talk about his off-season training, goals for next season, and his plans for the future.